Darksiders 3 Confirmed With New Trailer

Darksiders 3 is currently in development and is scheduled to release sometime in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The game is set to be an open-world action-adventure that includes a focus on exploration and environmental puzzles, and will continue the series’ staple hack and slash combat with new protagonist, Fury.

It’s set around the same time as the events of Darksiders 2, which was released almost five years ago, and will follow Fury’s quest to destroy unique physical versions of of the Seven Deadly Sins. Gunfire Games’ development team includes multiple ex-Vigil Games employees who worked on Darksiders and Darksiders 2, including the Game Director, Executive Producer, Technical Director, Lead Environment Artist, and more.

Since the studio’s formation in 2014, they’ve worked on titles including Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition and Chronos. Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO at THQ Nordic AB said, “After countless rumors, a major catalogue acquisition, and even a corporate re-brand, the team at THQ Nordic is thrilled to finally confirm plans for Darksiders III.”

The game is currently available for preorder on Amazon.

 

Crackdown 3 Details “On The Horizon” Developer Says

HOLY CRAP. XBOX EXCLUSIVE NEWS.

It’s been a while since anyone has gotten new information about Crackdown 3, but it seems like that’s going to change soon. More information about the Xbox One and PC is “on the horizon,” reads a tweet from the game’s official Twitter account.

“2017 is shaping up to be great!” the developer said. “Crackdown 3 info is on the horizon, and we’re ready to bring the boom!”

Asked on Twitter if the Crackdown 3 news might come on Thursday as part of the Project Scorpio reveal, the developer said, “We have no insight in to what other teams are working on, but Crackdown news will start rolling out BIG TIME in the coming months.”

The “coming months” could be a reference to E3, which takes place in early June. Microsoft’s briefing is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, June 11, which is earlier than its normal Monday morning timeslot.

Crackdown 3, or at least a part of it, was previously expected to launch in 2016. Microsoft later confirmed a delay to 2017, for a couple of reasons. First, Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg said the open-world game won’t launch in 2016 because the company’s holiday lineup was already so stuffed with great games that it didn’t need more. Later, Microsoft Studios boss Shannon Loftis said the delay is partially the result of needing more time work on the campaign.

We also know that the game will run at 4K on Project Scorpio and should launch this holiday or sooner. Crackdown 3 is in development at Reagent Games, under the guidance of Crackdown series veteran David Jones.

Hints From The Destiny 2 Trailer You May Have Overlooked

The City has fallen, the Guardians have scattered, and all of our stuff exploded. That’s the gist of what we saw in the Destiny 2 trailer last week.

I’ve watched it a few times over now and have noticed things I didn’t really catch on my first look through of the trailer. Here are some of the things you may have missed and some painfully obvious things we know about the trailer so far.

The City And Traveler Do Not look Too Hot

The City is in bad shape, but heck, humanity (and blue humans and robots) have bounced back from cataclysms in the past. The really concerning part here is the current state of The Traveler. That mysterious orb is filled with a nightmarish glow that suggests it’s burning from the inside. But look at the way the whole thing is pulsing rhythmically, on and off. Almost like the Traveler has finally awoken from its long sleep. Boy, what a way to wake up that would be.

The Tower Is In Pieces, But It Isn’t Gone

Zavala refers to the Tower as being destroyed, and for the Guardians’ purposes, that’s likely true. It’s been severely damaged. But you can see the structure is still standing behind his right shoulder when he’s making his speech. Just enough left to turn it into a Strike or Raid location, don’t you think? It would be a chilling thrill to go guns-up in the formerly peaceful environment where so many of us danced away the hours in the original Destiny.

The Cabal Have Upgraded

The Cabal is sporting some new gear and troops. First up is this Phalanx with an upgraded, expanding shield. It’s flashy, but it doesn’t look like it actually provides more protection than the current solid version. The two Cabal to the left seem to have the same shield in an unexpanded state. The implication here is that Phalanxes will still be able to “turtle up” by deploying their shields, but they may not be able to move while doing so. Their gigantic shields and plodding advance make Phalanxes one of the least-fun enemy types to fight in the current game so that change would be very welcome. But who is that with the two glowing swords in the background? It’s this giant lunk, or one of its pals.

That’s the Cabal’s new melee enforcer. Weighing in at roughly 500 tons and wielding two glowing-hot swords, this thing is going to get in your face and try to chop it off. And there’s still another unit type for close encounters of the canine kind. They’re a lot more spiky and red than Earth dogs, but you get the idea. Looks like these will fill the rushdown harasser role that Cabal Psions only sorta-covered before. Between them and the sword-wielding brutes, the Cabal will be a major hazard from short-to-medium range.

Ghaul Is Probably Going To Be The New Raid Boss

The leader of the attack on the City is named Ghaul (not Gary) and you are so going to kill him. But it won’t be an easy fight. Just look at this guy. The Cabal tend toward more utilitarian armor designs than pretty much everybody else in Destiny (especially Guardians), but Ghaul looks like five offensive linemen stuffed full-to-bursting into a suit of knight’s armor (I’m pretty sure I fought his slightly-less-beefy cousin in Quake). He must have done something really nasty to earn all that ornamentation. The only question is whether Destiny 2 will save Ghaul for a Raid boss or if we’ll get to fight him throughout the campaign, like we did with Oryx in The Taken King.

The Vault May Not Be Forever Lost

All that loot gone, like tears in the rain… Don’t fret about never seeing your favorite Exotics again, though. There’s something magic in those guns and gear, so I’m sure they’ll find their way back to us somehow. My bet? Destiny 2 will start off with almost no recurring gear from the first game, then will steadily drip-feed in old favorites as the updates roll on.

Familiar Faces Missing

The trailer has speaking roles for all three Vanguards – Zavala, Cayde-6, and Ikora Rey. You can also see Crucible showrunner Lord Shaxx in the background during Zavala’s speech. There’s some speculation that the hooded figure standing next to Shaxx is Xur, the enigmatic space merchant, but I’m pretty sure that’s just a Hunter with their hood up – Xur doesn’t really wear armor like that.

That leaves a lot of major characters unaccounted for. It’s never good when Eris Morn, the Darkness-tainted Guardian, leaves your sight for long. And were normal humans like shipwright Amanda Holliday and emblem dispenser/official Guardian grandma Eva Levante able to escape the Tower before it was destroyed? The answers don’t seem to be in this trailer, unfortunately.

Civilians Exist Now

The Guardian support staff are unaccounted for but other civilians may take their place. This trailer is the first time we’ve actually seen the normal people we fight to protect, and now they’re returning the favor. Previous reports have indicated that Destiny 2 will have a more open-world structure with players moving between multiple hubs to receive quests and restock, and this may be a hint at the expanded role of non-Guardians in the game.

Destiny 2 Story Trailer Released. Will Make The Jump To PC

Earlier this afternoon, Bungie released the official story trailer for Destiny 2 after a teaser trailer earlier this week with fan favorite Cayde-6 giving you a quick summary of what happened at the tower while enjoying a drink in the middle of a battle zone.

The new trailer shows the Cabal are back and looking even more intimidating and even bringing new monsters with them. The enemies of the guardians have destroyed the tower, vault and everything that earth had left and have driven the towers vanguard and civilians and to the ruins of the city and the outskirts in the forests looking to tend to their wounds and regroup to make a push to get their city and tower back. Here is the video below

Destiny 2 will release on September 8. The sequel will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and the big news is now it will be available on PC. An open beta for the sequel will be coming later this year and the game is now available for preorder . The announcement came as part of the game’s official reveal trailer. Bungie will also reveal the first gameplay for the sequel during a live stream on May 18. Destiny 2 will mark the first time the series is available on PC, corroborating previous reports.

A Destiny 2 expansion pass will also be available for purchase separately and as part of the digital deluxe edition of the game. It will include access to the two major expansions, which will include “brand new story missions, cooperative activities, competitive multiplayer, and a wealth of new weapons, armor, and gear.”

Destiny 2 pre orders are now available for Collector’s Edition, Limited Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and along with the existence of two expansion passes. The Collector’s Edition includes the following content and items for $249.99 USD.

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Star Wars Battlefront II Officially Announced For 2017

EA has announced the next Star Wars Battlefront game, as well as offered official confirmation of its final title: Star Wars Battlefront II.

The full reveal will come on Saturday, April 15th, at 2:30 p.m., as part of that week’s Star Wars Celebration festivities in Orlando, Florida. A trailer and first details will arrive during a special panel called “The Galaxywide Premiere of Star Wars Battlefront II,” so we’re likely to get some firm details and discussion, rather than just a quick glimpse at the game. The only real visual released alongside the announcement is the new logo. Not exactly exciting, but something to hold you over for the next few weeks:

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EA hasn’t exactly been coy about its plans to deliver a follow-up to Star Wars Battlefront, confirming the game was in development and briefly showing off some concept art during E3 2016. In addition, the publisher has discussed the project during investor calls, sharing a few scant details about what we can expect in the process. The sequel will include content from multiple eras, including the new trilogy of films, with a “dramatically larger” scope, and quite possibly a full single-player experience.

In addition to the showing at Star Wars Celebration, Battlefront II will also be on display at EA Play, the even the publisher’s runs alongside E3 in June. Star Wars Battlefront II launches this holiday season, presumably on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

It Looks Like Call Of Duty Is Going Back To The 1940’s

It’s looking like the 2017 installment of the Call of Duty franchise will be set during World War 2.

After major backlash over Infinite Warfare’s future setting, you’d expect this year’s CoD to be something radically different, especially since sales for the latest game were abysmal, or at least an attempt to return to the series’ origins. Which is what these leaked images seem to show. But if these images are real, that’s not what’s happening.

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Activision has already talked about the next game going ‘back to its roots’ and featuring ‘traditional combat’, but each game takes three years to make and in 2014 you would’ve assumed that Sledgehammer Games would’ve started work on Advanced Warfare 2 immediately. The images were sent to YouTube channel TheFamilyVideoGamers, who waited a week to release them as they tried to check their authenticity.

The problem is that even though they look professional, the Second World War imagery means they’re pretty easy for someone to fake. All you’d need to do is just slap a CoD logo onto a random photo from the war and you’re mostly there. Activision promotes CoD has changed in recent years, but traditionally they announce the year’s new game in April or May, well ahead of E3 in June. If that’s still the case this year, then we may be finding out if these images are real sooner than you think.

The Best Headshot Graphics In Gaming

One of the most satisfying feelings in all of gaming is getting a head shot kill on your enemy. Weather it be a no scope or waiting forever for someone on the other team to poke their head out from behind cover while you’re scoped in on a certain location, the sound and sight of someones head getting popped is just.. well it’s really satisfying.

I thought it would be fun to list some of the better head shot graphics I’ve witnessed in the mass amount of shooters I’ve played.

Halo (CE-Halo 5: Guardians)

You can’t talk about awesome headshots without talking about Halo. The sniper in Combat Evolved was fun but didn’t have the impact on a game like the Halo 2 sniper rifle. The weapon was so popular that Bungie eventually made a sniper only playlist (team snipers) that carried over to the other installments in the series as well. The rag doll effect when someone get’s killed by a headshot has caused characters to do back flips and land in hilarious positions that you’ll remember as years pass.

Gears Of War (1-4)

This is my personal favorite on the list. I’ve been playing GoW and watching the heads of the Locust horde and Coalition Of Gears soldiers fly off their shoulders since the beginning of the franchise. In the beginning, you would only get a headshot with a longshot sniper rifle, but as more installments came out, you could use a shotty, pistol and even certain assult rifles to pop some domes. There are a ton of videos of players showing off and getting some sick headshots  everywhere online.

Mass Effect 3

I don’t think this game gets the credit it deserves for how brutal the headshots in this game are. The first two ME games didn’t have heads rolling like this. Similar to a gears of war headshot, you can clearly see the head fly right off after getting blasted with a sniper rifle. Although not as graphic as a Gears headshot, this come pretty close to it.

Fallout 3

Fallout 3 has had a reputation for executing some gnarly shots especially with the help of its V.A.T.S. system. In this video here, instead of taking on the enemy from far off – as snipers ideally should – this player walks right up to the ugly brute, uses the V.A.T.S. system and decapitates the enemy in the most exquisite manner. Dismemberment follows suite.

Sniper Elite Series

We’re hoping with a title like that, the Sniper Elite series would have some gruesome dome shots in the game. Every shot that sends you reeling into squeals of glee as the bullet moves in slo-mo ought to be the best shots of all times. But some sniper shots truly portray the brutal and bloody beauty of the game. In this video for instance, the headshots are perfect, and there are only few things more gratifying than having somoene’s both eyeballs burst with a squelch and groan.

Tell us what ya think!!